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One man is recovering from serious injuries after falling almost 10 feet from a ski lift chair at Wildcat Mountain. State Fire Marshal Sean Toomey said that the incident happened around noon Saturday on the Snowcat triple chair. “It started as a misload of a chair, and the chair began to swing,” Toomey said. “It hit the tower right as it started to head up the mountain, and it detached from the cable.”A man in his early 20s fell 9.5 feet and was transported to a local hospital with serious rib injuries. Toomey said the other riders on the lift got off safely. Toomey said the lift will remain closed while they conduct a full investigation of the incident. The lift will then need to be tested and approved by the chief tramway inspector. The investigation should take about a week.

One man is recovering from serious injuries after falling almost 10 feet from a ski lift chair at Wildcat Mountain.

State Fire Marshal Sean Toomey said that the incident happened around noon Saturday on the Snowcat triple chair.

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“It started as a misload of a chair, and the chair began to swing,” Toomey said. “It hit the tower right as it started to head up the mountain, and it detached from the cable.”

A man in his early 20s fell 9.5 feet and was transported to a local hospital with serious rib injuries. Toomey said the other riders on the lift got off safely.

Toomey said the lift will remain closed while they conduct a full investigation of the incident. The lift will then need to be tested and approved by the chief tramway inspector.

The investigation should take about a week.

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